Melinda S. Meahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: …
: Melinda whose 10YO son was given a unicycle someone didn’t want and who is
: reading here for information to help him learn how to ride it
10 years old? Easy then. Get on fall off get on fall off get on
fall off get on fall off get on
fall off get on fall off get on fall off
get on fall off get on
fall off get on fall off
And that’s it.
It’s best if you start off against a wall. You can go along the wall, or
directly away from the wall. Another cool thing that helped me and some others
is to make small targets, so going across the open garage door might be a good
target - your bottom half starts to take care of itself once the top half is
determined to acheive a goal.
To mount in the first place, stand behind the uni, put the saddle where it
belongs, neatly arranging all necessary equipment (is this necessary at 10 years
old? I dunno),and put one foot on the pedal. The pedal must be at the bottom of
its cycle and slightly toward you. Then you have the bit that sounds really hard
if it explained in detail, but is dead easy when practiced, so I will just say
that you hop up and forwards onto the unicycle. Stop holding the saddle! It’s
not going anywhere, and you’ll need your arms for balance. Try again. That’s it.
Put your foot on the pedal… right, go… right, the reason you’ve gone right
over is either that you jumped too vigorously (likely at first), or pressed too
hard on the pedal as you mounted, or that the unicycle is too short for you.
I’m tired and I’m running up a phone bill, so that’s the end of this